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Rockin Breakfast Panini

Here is my official entry for The Great Peanut Butter Exhibition.

Grilled Peanut Butter and Banana Panini.

Ingredients

  • 1 tbs Smart Balance Light Butter Spread
  • 2 Slices Ezekiel 4:9 Bread
  • 2 tbs Natural Peanut Butter
  • Banana
  • Cooking Spray (Pam)

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Instructions

  1. Heat grill pan on high to medium heat and spray with Pam.
  2. Slice banana and place on grill pan. Grill for 1 minute on each side.
  3. Remove banana from grill pan.
  4. Spray with Pam again and place both slices of bread on the pan. Before placing on the pan, make sure you brush the bread with melted Smart Balance.
  5. While bread is grilling, spread 2 tbs of peanut butter on one slice. Place your grilled banana slices on top of the peanut butter.
  6. Allow the bread to crisp up and get nice and brown with grill marks.
  7. Remove from heat, place bread on top of one another, slice in half and enjoy!
  • Calories- 475
  • Fat- 22
  • Carbs- 50
  • Fiber- 9
  • Protein- 17

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Mini Banana Oat Muffins!

Our baking bananas were starting to get really ripe so I decided to use them up and make some delicious muffins!

Mini Banana Oat Muffins

Ingredients

  • 124 g (1 cup) Whole Wheat Flour
  • 40 g (1/2 cup) Quick-Cooking oats
  • 1 tsp Baking Powder
  • 1 tsp Baking Soda
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 1 tbs milled flax seeds + 3 tbs water
  • 248 g (3 large) ripe bananas, mashed
  • 1/4 cup Splenda For Baking**
  • 1/3 cup Applesauce
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  2. Combine all ingredients in a large bowl. 
  3. Line mini muffin pan with tins and lightly spray each with PAM.
  4. Fill up tins about 3/4 of the way.  I used 1 tbs for each muffin
  5. Bake for 9-11 minutes- check if done by inserting a toothpick.

Yields 30 Mini Muffins

  • Calories- 35.5 g
  • Fat- .33 g
  • Carbs- 7.5 g
  • Fiber- .43 g
  • Protein- .83

These muffins are so moist and are a great way to use up extra bananas!

** I usually hate splenda but I’ve had a sample of Baking Splenda forever and decided to cut down the sugar.  If you want to use normal sugar, replace the splenda with 1/2 cup sugar.

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Summer Yellow Smoothie

It feels so foreign to be typing this post!  I can’t lie, I’ve missed you guys!

Today’s post is just a quick smoothie I whipped up today.  Also, try to spot something that doesn’t belong in the picture 😛

Banana Mango Smoothie

Ingredients

  • 100 g Banana or a Medium Banana
  • 90 g frozen mango chunks (thawed) or about a Handful of Mango Chunks
  • 1/2 cup Almond Milk
  • 1/2 cup crushed ice
  • Sweetener (optional)

Directions

  • Cut up your banana into medium slices and toss into your blender.
  • Pour in your almond milk and blend for 1-2 seconds, enough to break up the banana.
  • Add thawed mango.  I use thawed mango here because my blender will not break up frozen chunks, it just makes a lot of loud noises!  Blend until the mango is incorporated.
  • Add crushed ice and if your using a sweetener throw it in here and then blend until smooth.

I was going to add some Vanilla Protein Powder to mine to jazz it up but I checked the pantry and I am completely out.  This isn’t a surprise since I haven’t had protein powder since last September!

My smoothie was 170 calories, 2 grams of protein, and 4 grams of fiber. It’s a tasty base so you can definitely add some more nutritious add ins.

Since it’s so light, this is a great drink for a Summer Lunch or even Dinner!  The banana and mango go great together and it’s so pretty to eat!

I’ll be posting a lot more often guys, this past week was pretty loco!

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Mini Banana Oat Pancakes

Mini Banana and Oat Pancakes

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup oats
  • 50 grams banana
  • 1/4 cup almond milk or other milk
  • Sweetener and Cinnamon To Taste
  • 1 tbs Milled Flax Seeds
  • Sprinkle of baking powder

Instructions

  1. Mash Banana with a fork.  Leave a couple chunks in the mix.
  2. Add sweetener, cinnamon, flax seeds, and baking powder to mashed banana.
  3. Incorporate oats into mixture.
  4. Add almond milk and stir until the liquid is equally distributed
  5. Form into mini pancakes and cook in a non stick pan until browned and then flip and repeat.

Yields 5 Pancakes the Size of Sand Dollars

235 Calories, 7 grams of protein, and 7 grams of fiber.

These actually taste like little bites of Banana Bread!

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Sunday Brunch

I woke up a little past Ten o’clock this morning and really wasn’t in the mood to eat.  So, I chatted on the phone a bit with my Mom and read some of my book.  My Family is at my brothers basketball Tournament and I have to give him a shout out!  Congrats on your first win, Greg!!!  He scored 9 points this morning and helped his team win their first game! (He also promised me the first basket 🙂 )

Brunch today consisted of a Tofu Scramble ‘Egg’ Sandwich and fresh fruit.

Freshly mangled  cut mango and banana.  The mango was really ripe and I seriously mangled that bad boy.  The rest will go into smoothies and oatmeal!

Before assembling:  Scrambled Tofu, Spinach, Bell Peppers, and Ezekiel 4:9 Bread.

Even though brunch was great, I had 15 g (1 tbs) of Chocolate Chips afterwards.  I wanted something sweet and that really hit the spot!  With chocoalte chips, brunch was 416 calories, 21 grams of protein, and 12 grams of fiber.

I think I need to hide the chocolate chips 😛

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Early Morning Splurging

This morning’s breakfast wasn’t a splurge but it sure tasted like one!!  Oh, and I have recovered from that weird nap last night 🙂

Pumpkin-Banana Oats with Chocolate Chips.

Pumpkin, banana, chocolate chips, cinnamon, and flax

319 calories, 10 grams of protein, and 13 grams of fiber!!

Tasty!

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So Berry Banana!

Bad news… I’m out of soy milk, almond milk, AND soy creamer!!  Since I’m out of milk, I had to make my morning oatmeal without any type of creamy liquid.  I added all of those products to the shopping list, I’m glad my mom is going grocery shopping today!

Breakfast this morning was Berry and Banana Oatmeal with Plain Spring Blend Coffee.

Banana, Frozen Blueberries, Frozen Raspberries, Frozen Blackberries, and Flax oats!

I love the color of this oatmeal, I wish you guys could see up close and personal!  This bowl came in at 316 calories, 9 grams of protein, and 12 grams of fiber.

Since my past two nights have been hectic, I am making a promise that tonight’s dinner will be a well thought out meal!!  I’ve missed cooking!

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